Rachel Alexandra Winning the Kentucky Oaks by 21 lengths, Canvas Giclee prints
Rachel Alexandra races to an awestruck crowd on May 1, 2009 in Louisville, KY., as this filly by Medaglio d'Oro seemingly appeared to sprout wings and fly past six rivals in the 135th running of the G-I Kentucky Oaks, winning by a stunning record 20 1/4 lengths, the largest margin since at least 1910, which is as far back as the track's records go. The winners share of $554,500. was the biggest success in racing her trainer, Hal R. Wiggins has ever enjoyed in his many years as a trainer. He said of charge,
"She's more than I'd ever thought I'd had". And for jockey Calvin Borel who genuinely loves this three year old filly more than any horse he's known. "She's just the best horse I've ever been on in my entire life!" He spoke the words with absolute conviction. It's more than a bond with Calvin and Rachel, horse and rider, a good team, partnership, or a big crowd pleaser. They are a Phenomenon! Champions that on Kentucky Oaks day, it was as if winged angels carried them through the 1 1/8 mile race in 1.48.4/5! Sharp from the gate, the pair were content to track Gabbys Golden Gal from just off her flank. Calvin sat chilly aboard a very relaxed, but very focused Rachel Alexandra. Just outside the quarter pole she moved outside entering into her own zone. she took command in dominating style, as she straightened for home,.. Rachel spread her own wings and flew, putting distance between her and six overmatched rivals in the Oaks, to win by 20¼- lengths. Tom captures the scene exquisitely, from the twin spires backdrop, to the fluid motion of Rachel's gait, the elation of Calvin, to the sheer amazement of an awestruck crowd!
This Giclee print will look great on any wall.
3 sizes available 14 x 11" 100 prints
20 x 16" 75 prints
24 x 20" 35 prints
Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity.